Sunday, February 15, 2009

Health is a serious issue

It's been just over a year since we lost our daughter-in-law.

And in all my reading I've read several times that health can become an issue when experiencing homicide grief. This is soooo true, at least, it's become an issue for me.

It didn't start out as an issue. I was fairly healthy when we lost my daughter in law last January. But, I've since gained at least 25 pounds. I've also lost 4 pairs of eyeglasses and if I don't get to the dentist soon, I could lose a couple of teeth. All within one year. I missed two mammograms, I mentioned those earlier. I very rarely exercise anymore. I just look at my bike and yawn.

Why? You wonder why. I've never been one to let myself go. I've always taken pride in myself. Now? heh.

I figure I'm getting plenty of exercise chasing babies!

In any case, tomorrow I'm setting up a dentist and an eye doctor appointment. I just have to do it. I've been to my other doctor and he seems to think I'm fine otherwise. The weight he said not to worry about. But! I don't want to get any bigger!!!!

I hate to buy another pair of eyeglasses but if I want to drive at night I just have to have them.

We had to exchange cars with my son tonight and I had to drive his pickup. The glare was downright scary. I don't like driving trucks anyway. It would be different if it were a clutch and we lived out in the country with hills and open road. Around here, it's a pain in the butt.

Anyhow, why do I post this? Just as as reminder to take care of yourself. Ignoring ourselves apparently really does catch up with us. It's catching up with me now. I'm downright embarrassed about going to see the dentist. And he's such a nice dentist too.

All my doctors are nice. I don't know why I don't want to see them more often.


Anonymous said...

If you ever want to walk, I would be up for that. I need the exercise too. Take care of yourself. {hugs}
~ Blue Angel J

Anonymous said...

I used to love to walk. We'll have to figure something out! Will I see you tomorrow? Hope so:0)